City Girls again in FA Girls’s Nationwide League Cup motion

– West Yorkshire Derby within the FAWNL Cup
– City search for revenge towards native rivals
– Followers can watch at Yorkshire Fee Stadium

Huddersfield City Girls journey throughout West Yorkshire to face Brighouse City on the Yorkshire Funds Stadium on Sunday 6 February 2022.

With the Terriers trying to prolong their profitable run within the FA Girls’s Nationwide League Cup, it’s all to play for in a repeat fixture as each groups search to advance within the competitors.

Brighouse head into this recreation realizing they beat the Terriers final day trip. On a wild and windy evening, an unlucky personal purpose by Paige Crossman was the one distinction between the perimeters.

City additionally took on Brighouse earlier on within the season in a midweek kick off on the Stafflex Enviornment again in August 2021. A recreation that was end-to-end all through, City took the lead late on with a Britt Sanderson strike, earlier than a late equaliser from Drew Greene meant the factors had been shared between the rival groups.

Final season, the perimeters met within the Vitality Girls’s FA Cup. Each groups know one another effectively now, and the sport needs to be end-to-end stuff as soon as once more. The Terriers and Brighouse get pleasure from scoring objectives within the cup competitors, so this needs to be a purpose fest of a match.

With each groups constant within the League Cup competitors, and evenly matched within the Girls’s Nationwide League, it is exhausting to name which means the match will go. The Terriers can be fired as much as make the Semi-Finals and can need to beat their rivals as they had been unable to take action final day trip.

Supervisor Glen Preston believes his facet wants to beat the earlier consequence.

“We need to attempt to put proper what we felt went unsuitable within the final recreation.

“General, for us it is purely about specializing in what rules will assist us win this recreation and get us by means of to the following spherical of the cup.

“We have to play with our heads as a lot as our hearts.

“We now have evaluated Brighouse extensively and we’ve got a a lot better thought of their stye, strengths and vulnerabilities which we can be trying to exploit.

“I believe we confirmed towards Everton that for lengthy intervals we might management the sport off the ball versus a a lot superior facet.

“We did an ideal job forcing them backwards, sideways and coaxing them into areas we wished.

“When you think about we did not even get to coach correctly on our recreation plan, to me, makes the efficiency a lot extra spectacular.

“I do not anticipate us to be underneath the identical ranges of strain towards Brighouse, so we should put together for a special kind of recreation with completely different challenges.”


Because the Terriers prime scorer, Britt Sanderson can be keen so as to add to her tally. Sanderson missed out on a purpose the final time the perimeters met, and so can be trying to rectify that. Sanderson scored within the earlier two appearances towards the opposition.

City ahead Laura Elford was additionally unfortunate final day trip, when she hit the submit. The striker is just one purpose behind Sanderson and can need to improve her complete, this may be the best alternative to take action.

Brighouse have loads of purpose scorers themselves. Former Terrier Leah Embley is their prime scorer. Embley stands head and shoulders above her teammates, at the moment on 20 objectives for the season.

Sanderson believes the latest assembly helps with being ready.

“It does assist, as we all know what kind of recreation to anticipate, and the kind of issues they brought about us final Wednesday.

“With it being a cup recreation, we can be working exhausting in coaching this week to rectify final week’s consequence.”


City followers will have the ability to watch the derby in particular person on the Yorkshire Funds Stadium, HD6 2PL. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

Kick-off is at 2pm on Sunday 6 February 2022.

Can’t make the sport? As at all times, on-line protection of the match can be obtainable throughout all HTWFC channels together with minute-by-minute updates on our Twitter – @HTAFCWomen – plus match construct up on our Instagram. Highlights may also be launched following the sport for followers to compensate for the motion.

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